WWE SmackDown Indianapolis, Indiana
The commentators are Michael Cole and Wade Barrett.
– Tonight is WWE SmackDown, the blue show starts with a video about the match between Roman Reigns and Logan Paul at Crown Jewel, followed by the SmackDown intro and then the pyros! The commentators welcome us and then The Usos arrive for their tag team title defense. The New Day then enters and the match begins.
Undisputed Tag Team Championship – Tag Team Match
The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) (c) vs The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods)
At the end of the match, The Usos put Kofi Kingston in the corner but the New Day member struggles and pushes them back into the ring. Kingston rushes but the Usos catch him with a 3D for the pinfall victory.
Winners: The Usos – Still Champions
– The Usos now have the longest tag team reign in WWE history.
– Behind the scenes, the Usos join Roman Reigns being happy. Reigns is proud of the Usos and says now that they’ve done this he has to deal with some things. He wants Jimmy & Jey by his side in the ring tonight!
– It’s time to start the World Cup! The participants are: Mustafa Ali, Shinsuke Nakamura, Ricochet, Braun Strowman, Jinder Mahal, Sami Zayn, Butch and Santos Escobar. The first game starts now.
World Cup First Round – Singles Match
Shinsuke Nakamura – Japan vs Santos Escobar (accompanied by Zelina Vega, Joaquin Wilde & Cruz Del Toro) – Mexico
At the end of the match, Santos Escobar made a Super Phantom Driver on Shinsuke Nakamura from the top of the third rope then continued with the victory pinfall.
Winners: Santos Escobar – Mexico
– A video is released for Veterans Day in the United States.
– Behind the scenes, Megan Morant is with LA Knight. He complains about not being in the World Cup. As he speaks, videos regarding Bray Wyatt appear on the television behind. Wyatt eventually approaches him and says he understands LA Knight’s anger and rage. People told him that his rage would make him a monster. For a very long time, he claimed not to be proud of what he did, but he no longer knows how true that is. He knows what it takes to gain respect, how far is LA Knight willing to go? The latter replies that it is none of his business and tells him to go and play with his puppets. Bray Wyatt punches him and walks away.
The winner will face Ronda Rousey for the SmackDown Women’s Title
Liv Morgan vs Raquel Rodriguez vs Shotzi vs Sonya Deville vs Lacey Evans vs Xia Li
At the end of the match, Shotzi did her Never Wake Up on Lacey Evans followed by the pinfall for the victory.
– Commentators confirm that Ronda Rousey will defend her SmackDown Women’s Belt against Shotzi at Survivor Series 2022.
– Behind the scenes, Shotzi is happy with her victory. Emma arrives and asks if she’s seen Madcap Moss, Shotzi replies that she hasn’t seen him. Emma leaves and Shayna Baszler arrives who tells her to enjoy being in the spotlight because Ronda Rousey is going to give her the beating of her life. Shotzi says Ronda Rousey has never been in the ring with someone like her. Baszler makes her understand to tell Ronda Rousey directly who is behind her… Emma turns around and Shayna Baszler gives her a submission hold.
– Behind the scenes, Kayla Braxton is with Ricochet who will be against Mustafa Ali next week in the first round of the World Cup. He says he has the chance to face some of the best in the world but more importantly to get back what is his, and no one knows how talented Ali is. The Imperium shows up and Gunther wants to know “what belongs to them.” Ricochet shows the Intercontinental title belt. Gunther tells him that he hopes to see him win because he will love beating him again.
– In ringside, Jinder Mahal is next to the cut and says WWE’s greatest champion is back. He will win tonight to become Intercontinental champion. Braun Strowman’s music cuts it.
World Cup First Round – Singles Match
Braun Strowman – United States vs Jinder Mahal – Inde
At the end of the match, Braun Strowman powerbombs Jinder Mahal to win by pinfall.
Gagnant: Braun Strowman
– The Legoda Del Fantasma and Hit Row enter for a match between Zelina Vega and B-Fab, but before the match, the Viking Raiders and Sarah Logan come to attack both teams!
– A video of the match between Roman Reigns and Logan Paul at Crown Jewel 2022 is released.
– Next week: continuation of the World Cup with a Mustafa Ali vs Ricochet as well as a Butch vs Sami Zayn / Shotzi vs Shayna Baszler
– Roman Reigns enters alongside The Usos, Solo Sikoa and Paul Heyman. the Tribal Chief asks Indianapolis to recognize it. Paul Heyman takes the microphone, he tells us about great sports rivalries and then says that the Usos and the New Day are not a great sports rivalry because the New Day cannot compare to the Usos. Roman Reigns speaks up again and says it’s not easy being his cousin. Everyone recognized him. He didn’t think he could ever do this… Roman Reigns wants to address the Usos but Butch and Ridge Holland arrive on the scene and say it’s Fight Night, Sheamus is back!
Sheamus has mic issues and Roman Reigns doesn’t care. The Brawling Brutes step into the ring and a fight breaks out. Drew McIntyre also arrives in the ring to help the Brawling Brutes! The show ends with a fight.
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